Ted Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS and a leading proponent of using the millimeter wave spectrum for wireless communications, discusses the FCC's recent rulemaking actions and technology developments that are paving the way to 5G.
Infineon Technologies AG announced the set-up of its second factory in Wuxi, China on the occasion of its 20th anniversary of operation in China. The new factory is scheduled for rollout at the end of 2016. It comprises a total investment of nearly USD 300 million, engaging an area of 36,000 square meters. An addition of about 2,500 jobs is anticipated upon ramp-up of all the production lines.
Vectron International announces the VC-826 differential XO in a 3225 (3.2 x 2.5 mm) package. The VC-826 XO is designed to support applications that require low jitter (under 200 fsec) at standard frequencies from 20 to 170 MHz. Vectron's VC–826 is designed for use with PHY/SERDES, high speed converters, ASICs and FPGAs in communications platforms, medical and industrial markets.
KCB Signal Solutions announces a new, unique envelope tracking product line aimed at the emerging medium power RF transmitter market. The product line will be aimed at RF transmitters that must deal with complex waveforms, such as LTE, while transmitting between two to eight watts of average RF power.
Park Electrochemical Corp. announced the introduction of its new NL9000 RF/Microwave electronics materials products. NL9000 materials are available globally. They have a dissipation factor (“Df”) of 0.0017 at 10 GHz using stripline testing methodology and a 0.5 dB/cm attenuation loss at 77 GHz for microstrip automotive radar applications.
Premix, the leading specialist in conductive plastics, launches the PREPERM® product family with customizable dielectric properties for high-frequency applications. The new product range provides high-frequency device manufacturers with an outstanding material that maximizes performance without increasing overall costs. PREPERM grades can be cost-effectively injection molded to high frequency antenna parts.
Rakon UK is proud to announce it has developed a 7 x 5 mm small form factor acceleration tolerant TCXO. The RFPT705 TCXO is available now with frequencies from 16 to 40 MHz and uses Rakon’s patented dual-crystal design giving better than 0.5 ppb/g acceleration sensitivity. It is based on Rakon’s proprietary Pluto™ TCXO ASIC, a single chip oscillator with an analogue compensation circuit, which results in a frequency versus temperature stability as tight as ± 200 ppb.
CRFS introduced its new 18 GHz Block Down Converter. The new unit is designed and built to the same exacting standards and connects with the RFeye to provide seamless monitoring of the RF environment from 10 MHz to 18 GHz.